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Mark Noble names two current teammates among five best West Ham stars he has played with

Hammers skipper Mark Noble names two current teammates among the five best West Ham stars he has played with during his career.

West Ham legend Noble will bring the curtain down on his one-club career at the end of this season.

The midfielder may not feature too often these days as David Moyes lifts West Ham to new hearts with the midfield duo of Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek among the best in the league.

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But he still plays a huge role behind the scenes and may even start in the FA Cup tie at Kidderminster Harriers on Saturday.

Noble has played in some excellent West Ham teams down the years and plenty which were not so great.

The West Ham fan favourite has lined up alongside some amazing players too.

But who are the five best?

Speaking to Rio Ferdinand for his YouTube show Vibe with Five, Noble – who was told he could not select any goalkeepers – revealed Dimitri Payet and current teammates Declan Rice and Aaron Cresswell make his list.

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“Carlos (Tevez) because when he came to West Ham he was a joke, he kept us up that season,” Noble told Vibe with Five.

“Teddy Sheringham. When I broke into the team we played quite a lot of games together. Unless you’ve played with someone like that (you might not understand) but technically (wow). You would slap the ball into him and he leaves it for you on your right foot, at the right weight, on your Nike tick… different world. His brain was different world. He was top.

“Dec’s one of them for sure. He’s been phenomenal, I’ve spoken enough about him (earlier in the show), you know what I think of him.

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“Obviously Dimi for sure (Noble talks about his immense talent earlier in the show).

“Do you know what (for my fifth pick, and after a lengthy pause), I’m going to say – I’ve played with some top players – probably a bit of a surprise for you actually, I’m going to say Aaron Cresswell.

Cressie’s one of the most underrated players you’ll meet. Honestly, I truly believe this – and I hope to think I’m a good judge of a player – with his technical ability and his knowledge of the game, put him in any team and he’d be sweet. Like, not a problem.

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“He’s got a wand of a left foot, sees passes, he can defend. You know what I think everyone realised when he was out of the team how much we miss him, his set-piece delivery, his crossing his phenomenal and he’s a top, top player.”

Noble went on to name his former midfield partners Kevin Nolan – now a West Ham first team coach – and Scott Parker as the best Hammers captains he has played under.

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